I’m only reading long books

This month seems to be the month of in-progress books and only the long ones.

Right after the last Twitterature with Modern Mrs. Darcy I finished A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin and then followed it up immediately with starting the next book in the series: A Clash of Kings. I’m not quite halfway through. I’m certainly liking this series, it just takes a while to read.

In more exciting news, I figured out how to read while running on the treadmill. While reading through this series I’ve set my nook to a gigantic font while running and it has revolutionized treadmill time. The nook covers up that annoying circle that tells you how far you’ve gone in a quarter mile. Still working out how to read (without an audio book) while running outside.

Continuing with the long book trend, I’m listening to The Stand by Stephen King, it’s a story about a killer virus and all the events that follow. I’m doing a combination of audio and reading the hard copy for this one, mostly audio. Unfortunately it was due at the library and someone else had a hold on it. Alas. It would seem that this particular book will be a longer term project because it will certainly take a few library checkouts before I can finish it. Can’t wait for my hold to come up again!

In between listening to to The Stand I’ve got Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling going on an audio book as well. Harry Potter (like the rest of the world) is one of my top favorite book loves. In middle and high school I read all of the books multiple times. As in- I have passages memorized, I know I’ve read the 4th one over 10 times. BUT- I have only read book 7 once (probably since it came out right before I started college), so listening again is fun since I can’t remember every single detail as well as I do with the other books in the series. Listening to this while sewing Etsy items makes time fly.

And finally the last book I’m working through is The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. It fits with my accidental WWII reading theme for the year. This one is super short compared to the rest of the books in this post, but I’m going through it slowly. I need to have it finished for book club by next week! Looks like I’ll have to put down my fiction for a few days to finish.

Happy reading!